Vicki Lawrence This Morning

Steve-Vicki-Wide(1)This morning at 6:30 and at 11:30 on “In Focus” I talk with legendary television and stage actress Vicki Lawrence who is raising awareness about Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria (CIU), a severe, chronic form of hives lasting more than 6 weeks.  Lawrence details her own experience with CIU, what the 1.5 million Americans year go through with CIU, and how they might get help.  image2Also on this “In Focus,” Matt McCloskey, Executive Director of the Take a Breather Foundation talks about living with Cystic Fibrosis, a chronic, progressive disease, often fatal disease and how his Foundation helps children and their families fight the disease and create an optimistic outlook.



The String Band serenade has made this a great afternoon in South Philadelphia. Polish American SB and the other bands are parading by the members of Fralinger SB, honoring the 2015 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade. One of the great Mummer traditions.



Thank you to Steve Coper, chairman of Fralinger String Band , and the entire Fralinger family for this recognition tonight at the 100th Anniversary celebration of Fralinger String Band.

Happy 100th Anniversary Fralinger!


Fralinger String Band tonight is holding its 100th anniversary gala at the IATSE ballroom in South Philadelphia. Quite a story of success for this the 2015 String Band Champion. Masquerade is playing. Fabulous band. Congrats Fralinger.

Temple U and Broadcating


Getting ready to talk with students at Temple University’s Annenberg Center about careers in Broadcasting and news!

Vicki Lawrence!

Emmy Award winning actress Vicki Lawrence stopped by the studio today. What a great person!  We talked mostly about her effort to raise awareness about CIU or Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria, a chronic form of hives.  Steve-Vicki-WideThe In Focus show will air on April 11.

To Palma and John


More than 200 people this afternoon crowded the Waterfall Room in South Philadelphia to honor Palma and John Lucas for their decades of service to Mummery. Golden Sunrise Fancy Club today named their clubhouse after the famed Mummers couple.


Rich Porco, head of Murray Comic Club, is among those saying thank you to John and Palma.  Palma also was the long time director of the Mummers Museum. John is considered one of the great Fancy suit designers. Together they have been Golden Sunrise. Both are proof of the friendships and family that make Mummery special.


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